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conventional

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste:
conventional behavior.
2.
pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined:
conventional symbols.
3.
ordinary rather than different or original:
conventional phraseology.
4.
not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear:
conventional warfare.
5.
Art.
  1. in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
  2. (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
6.
of or pertaining to a convention, agreement, or compact.
7.
Law. resting on consent, express or implied.
8.
of or pertaining to a convention or assembly.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin conventiōnālis. See convention, -al1
Related forms
conventionalist, noun
conventionally, adverb
anticonventional, adjective
anticonventionally, adverb
anticonventionalist, noun, adjective
nonconventional, adjective
nonconventionally, adverb
quasi-conventional, adjective
quasi-conventionally, adverb
semiconventional, adjective
semiconventionally, adverb
Synonyms
1. See formal1 . 2. usual, habitual, customary.
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British Dictionary definitions for conventionally

conventional

/kənˈvɛnʃənəl/
adjective
1.
following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originality: conventional habits
2.
established by accepted usage or general agreement
3.
of or relating to a convention or assembly
4.
(law) based upon the agreement or consent of parties
5.
(arts) represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
6.
(of weapons, warfare, etc) not nuclear
noun
7.
(bridge) another word for convention (sense 7)
Derived Forms
conventionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conventionally

conventional

adj.

late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.

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